weld

verb
\ ˈweld How to pronounce weld (audio) \
welded; welding; welds

Definition of weld

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to become or be capable of being welded

transitive verb

1a : to unite (metallic parts) by heating and allowing the metals to flow together or by hammering or compressing with or without previous heating
b : to unite (plastics) in a similar manner by heating
c : to repair (something) by this method
d : to produce or create as if by such a process
2 : to unite or reunite closely or intimately architecture that welds the past and the present

weld

noun

Definition of weld (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a welded joint
2 : union by welding : the state or condition of being welded

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Other Words from weld

Verb

weldable \ ˈwel-​də-​bəl How to pronounce weld (audio) \ adjective

Examples of weld in a Sentence

Verb She learned how to weld. We welded the beams together. They were welded together in friendship. His style of painting welds impressionism with surrealism.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Close the rings with a C-clamp and weld the inner and outer surfaces together [2]. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Three Wine Racks Your Can Build Yourself," 13 Feb. 2021 Suess paid $800 to mend the converter and weld it to the underbelly of the car to protect it from future thieves. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, "Catalytic converter thefts are surging across the Bay Area. The thieves rarely get caught," 25 Feb. 2021 Another 30% of the Line 3 workforce are United Association Local 798 pipe fitters who will weld the pipeline together. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, "Enbridge pipeline project hitting at key time for union laborers," 12 Dec. 2020 Now square up the pieces of the frame and lightly tack-weld them together. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "Building This Metal Cart Will Teach You the Basics of Welding," 17 Oct. 2020 These materials form when a large eruption lays down searing volcanic ash so thick that the grains weld together into solid rock, explains Pete Stelling, who participated in the 2015 research season but is not part of the new analysis. Maya Wei-haas, Science, "Alaska islands may be part of single, massive volcano," 4 Dec. 2020 It’s a 120-v wire-feed welder that can be used to weld thin aluminum and steel between 24-gauge and 3/16-inch. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started With Welding," 18 Oct. 2020 The goal: Learn something new every day, whether by making a GoPro skateboarding video, writing a song or helping their dad weld a part onto the bus. Washington Post, "Home schooling is a hot topic in the pandemic. Is road schooling next?," 5 Oct. 2020 The latest thing to experience Sudden-Polarization Syndrome is the Post Office, because Trump wants to weld the boxes shut to keep people from voting by mail, or something. James Lileks, National Review, "Going Postal," 20 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The inlet check valve weld may fail, allowing the filling pipe to separate from the fuel tank. USA TODAY, "Car recalls for March 25-April 1," 1 Apr. 2021 You’ll be impressed by the 50 2.8″ Allen head bolts, 50 weld nuts, and 100 flat washers that are included. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Rock Climbing Holds," 26 Mar. 2021 But the team says that at such temperatures, metal parts of the base could freeze, jam or cold-weld together. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Scientists want to build a doomsday vault on the moon," 16 Mar. 2021 The seeds would be kept at around -292ºF/180ºC, temperatures that would likely cold-weld together metal parts of the base. Jamie Carter, Forbes, "Why We Need A ‘Moon Ark’ To Store Frozen Seeds, Sperm And Eggs From 6.7 Million Earth Species," 10 Mar. 2021 Anderson and his assistant, Amy Lahey (no relation to Jim), bend, weld, grind, polish and rivet each of the boxes in their workshop in Newburgh, N.Y., and are often told that the finished products work a little too well. New York Times, "The T List: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, Part I," 4 Feb. 2021 The latter is critical with a Scout Rifle to get a proper cheek weld when shooting through the optical or open sights. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "5 Great Scout Rifles," 21 Dec. 2020 On a tape is written the heat units entering into each weld and also giving notice of any variation. Hall Hibbard, Popular Mechanics, "The Flying Wing of the Future," 10 Sep. 2020 For a cleaner weld, use 75 percent CO2 and 25 percent argon. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started With Welding," 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of weld

Verb

1599, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for weld

Verb

alteration of obsolete English well to weld, from Middle English wellen to boil, well, weld — more at well

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5 Apr 2021

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“Weld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weld. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for weld

weld

verb

English Language Learners Definition of weld

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to join pieces of metal together by heating the edges until they begin to melt and then pressing them together
: to join or bring (people or things) close together

weld

noun

English Language Learners Definition of weld (Entry 2 of 2)

: a connection made by welding pieces of metal

weld

verb
\ ˈweld How to pronounce weld (audio) \
welded; welding

Kids Definition of weld

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to join two pieces of metal or plastic by heating and allowing the edges to flow together
2 : to be capable of being joined by heating and allowing the edges to flow together Some metals weld easily.
3 : to join closely The author welds two stories into one.

Other Words from weld

welder noun

weld

noun

Kids Definition of weld (Entry 2 of 2)

: a joint made by heating and allowing the edges to flow together

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